Now that Intel’s Xeon E5-series processors are finally out, in Boston, one of the largest resellers and partners of Super Micro has announced the new Quattro 1264-T server Which can pack no less than 64 processor cores inside its 2U chassis.
In order to build such a high-density solution, Boston went with Supermicro’s 2U Twin 2 ^ barebones server.
This integrates four dual-socket motherboard inside a compact 2U chassis Which, when combined with Intel’s new octo-core Xeon server processors E5-2600 can deliver a total of 64 CPU cores.
Advanced Micro Devices is rolling out a low-cost, low-power Opteron chip aimed at Web hosting and cloud computing environments.
The Opteron 3200 family, which is being shown this week at the World Hosting Day event in Germany, is AMD’s latest effort to gain greater traction in the booming hosting and cloud markets, where businesses are looking for small, good-performing and highly energy-efficient servers.
It also dovetails with AMD’s announcement last month of its intentions to spend $334 million to buy SeaMicro, which makes microservers using low-power x86-based chips and its own fabric interconnect architecture. SeaMicro currently makes systems using Intel’s Atom processors, but it’s expected AMD will migrate them to its own Opteron chips.
The new Opteron 3200 family—which includes three chips that offer four to eight cores, speeds ranging from 2.7GHz to 3.7GHz, thermal design power of 45 to 65 watts, and various AMD-developed power-saving technologies, such as Turbo Core and PowerNow—will give Web hosting companies a low-cost option when considering microservers, according to John Fruehe, director of product marketing for AMD’s server group.
Making good on a threat issued in a letter last week, Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against software giant Oracle, asking a court to require Oracle to meet what HP says are requirements that it continue to produce software that supports the Intel Itanium server processor.
In the suit, filed in a California Superior Court in Santa Clara, HP accuses Oracle of engaging in a “calculated effort to thwart competition from HP and harm its customers,” and asks the court to force Oracle to live up to contractual commitments to support mutual customers by reversing a decision to stop building software for the Intanium server processor.
Oracle announced that it would cease development on Itanium-friendly software in March, sparking a very public row over a rather obscure chip, pitting Oracle against both HP and Intel, the maker of the Itanium chip.
Intel’s 3rd Generation “Sandy Bridge-E” Details Reveal Clock Speeds and Model Numbers
Details of the first three Intel Sandy Bridge-E Processors have been revealed. The Sandy Bridge-E (LGA 2011) platform will replace the older LGA1366 Core i7 Processors. According to our previous roadmap details (here), Sandy Bridge-E will fall under “Extreme” and “Premium Performance” branding.
Industrial 4U Rackmount Server uses Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs.
February 16, 2012 - Powered by 2nd Gen Intel® Core(TM) i3/i5/i7 CPUs up to 3.8 GHz, Kontron Industrial Silent Server (KISS) 4U Short Q67Flex operates from 0 to +55°C and comes in IP20 (standard) or IP52 (optional) protected versions. Shock- and vibration-resistant server, along with hot-swappable chassis fans, 80 PLUS-compliant power supplies, and 50,000 hr MTBF rating, features Intel HD graphics with DirectX10.1 and OpenGL 3.0 support, 35 dBA noise level, and diverse I/O, storage, and expansion options.
CloudFlare provides analytics in addition to security and website optimization
(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Web host Host Color announced on Friday that it has launched its new “Dedicated 100 Mbps Unmetered” server plan. The new dedicated server hosting plan is available in Host Color’s US data center in South Bend, Indiana, about 90 miles from Chicago.